Wholly unnecessary flame. (was Re: pyXML!)

David root at 127.0.0.1
Thu Sep 28 03:44:37 CEST 2000


On Tue, 26 Sep 2000 21:21:46 -0400, "Tim Peters" <tim_one at email.msn.com>
wrote:

>> Question: Why wouldn't every Windows-platform code release
>> include a binary file, to accomodate the vast numbers of Windows users
>> who don't have VC, don't know how to operate the VC compiler and,
>> frankly, really would rather get on with using the code instead of
>> wrestling with compiling it?
>
>This makes me suspect you've never used Python on Windows!  The *normal*
>Windows Python release is a pre-compiled set of DLLs and .exes.  No
>compiler, or any other development tool of any kind, is required of the
>user.  The Windows distribution doesn't even include the C source code(!).
>It's a binary installer.  You run it, you're done.

'zactly.  I was talking about the XML-SIG code, which doesn't/didn't.



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